Vintage Whitework Etui

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During this lesson, the focus is on just a few of the many surface techniques encompassing this intriguing art. Beginning with round eyelets and shaded eyelets, you will learn the proper method of foundation work, opening the fabric fibers, and how to position the stitches evenly and accurately. A large portion of the lesson will be dedicated to trailing stitch, the quintessential Whitework cornerstone. Some of the surface stitches covered will be chain stitch, back stitch, blanket stitch, satin stitch, split-stitch, and chain stitch. Finally, you will learn to make perfectly formed Colonial knots, all while creating this gorgeous grape cluster sewing case, pin disc, and matching tape measure cover. This lovely vintage inspired set is the perfect project for sewing enthusiasts wanting to create just the right accessory to hold her cherished antique or modern sewing tool collection. Once completed, this case can house threads, needles, pins, and special compartments for embroidery scissors, stiletto, seam ripper, and small ruler. Working with Floche and stranded cotton on Ulster linen, this project promises a delightful stitching experience. Absolutely stunning!

Wendy Poché Schoen is an internationally known embroidery and pattern designer, educator, and author whose designs are regularly featured in Sew Beautiful Magazine. Through her company, Wendy Schoen Design, Wendy has published five books on the subject of fine embroidery and sewing. She has published over 30 patterns marketed under the name, Petite Poche, of which she is the owner and countless embroidery designs and kits.


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